Breaking Through by Francisco Jiménez audiobook

Breaking Through

By Francisco Jiménez
Read by Robert Ramirez

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664437173

  • ISBN: 9781664545007

Runtime: 5.01 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

As he prepares to recite the Declaration of Independence before his eighth grade social studies class in California, the thing Francisco has feared for ten years finally happens. La migra, the immigration police, come to his classroom and pick him up for deportation to Mexico. Soon back in the United States with a "green card," Francisco struggles through adolescence, working two or three jobs a day and striving to excel at school. But he also finds time to be a typical teenager in the 1950s, an era of cool cars, dances, and Elvis.

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Author Bio: Francisco Jiménez

Author Bio: Francisco Jiménez

Francisco Jiménez emigrated from Tlaquepaque, Mexico, to California, where he worked for many years in the fields with his family. He received both his master’s degree and his PhD from Columbia University and is now chairman of the Modern Languages and Literature Department at Santa Clara University. He is the award-winning author of The Circuit, Breaking Through, La Mariposa, and others. He lives in Santa Clara, California, with his family.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.01
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English